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5 Things Dad REALLY Wants For Christmas

Now that Michael has told you all what NOT to get for that special Dad in your life, I’m going to give you 5 suggestions that will brighten any pop’s holiday season. I speak from experience: I have seven holiday seasons as a father under my belt, and my family has done a pretty good job with their gift-giving. No string ties, no dickies, no Expand-a-Belt slacks – I actually look forward to opening gifts, knowing that I’ve done a great job in coaching them. If you keep in mind the basic rule of Dad Gifting – we dads like to play hard almost as much as we like to relax – you won’t botch it up.


  • Hobby Time 1 of 5
    Hobby Time
    A well-rounded dad is a good dad. Encourage him to pursue his hobbies, even if you're like 99% of spouses and think Rush sucks.
    Photo courtesy of Paramount/Dreamworks
  • Guy Time 2 of 5
    Guy Time
    Every dad likes to spend time with his guy friends. How about letting him go on a nice camping trip with his buddies?
    Photo courtesy of ScreenTrek
  • Alone Time 3 of 5
    Alone Time
    After working long hours in the office or spending long days wrangling the kids, let the dad in your life have some "Me Time". Time alone - spent reading, watching a favorite movie or sport, or just hanging out talking to inanimate objects as if they were real people - can be a great way to re-energize.
    Photo courtesy of Universal Studios
  • Sleep Time 4 of 5
    Sleep Time
    This year, Christmas falls on a Sunday. Why not let him sleep in for a few hours/years?
    Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox
  • Family Time 5 of 5
    Family Time
    Here's the thing: we really don't care what you get us, because being a dad truly is the best gift a guy can get. Just don't let your drunk uncle ramble on about the government when everyone sits down for Christmas dinner, ok?
    Photo courtesy of IMDB.com

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